Road accidents claim 23 lives in Delta – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says no fewer than 23 persons died in 40 road traffic crashes between May and July in Delta.

Mr Patrick Okoyeocha, the FRSC  Sector Commander in the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Asaba that 293 persons were involved in the crashes.

According to Okoyeocha, 270 out of the 293 persons sustained varying  degrees of injuries from the crashes.

He identified speeding as one of the major causes of road accidents in the state.

“The command has fought and is fighting relentlessly against reckless driving in the state to prevent loss of lives.

“Investigation by the command showed that most of the crashes were due to human factors such as alcoholism, inexperience, peer influence and speed limit violation on the expressway.

“The corps has initiated a strategy which includes public education, enforcement of traffic rules and regulations as well as use of mobile courts to prosecute traffic offenders to serve as deterrent,’’ he said.(NAN)